Growing Old

  • by Guy de Maupassant
  • Narrated by Walter Zimmerman
  • 0 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Guy de Maupassant was a popular 19th-century French writer. He is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story. As a protégé of Flaubert, his short stories are characterized by their economy of style and their efficient effortless resolution. In Growing Old two middle-aged men discuss their feelings about aging which leads to one telling a heart rending story about young love and its unexpected aftermath.


Audible Editor Reviews

Old men talking trails only young lovers loving and young fighters fighting as a rich source of dramatic material. In this short, sweet audiobook by French master Guy de Maupassant, listeners are taken to a summer evening where two old men recall their loving days of yesteryear. Performed by Walter Zimmerman with a sense of humor and rueful satisfaction, "Growing Old" is notable not only for its characters but also for its articulate revelations of love and loss. Says one old man to the other, "There are some faces whose charm enters into us suddenly, invades us at a single blow.... It is a frightful and delicious thing." So is this audiobook.


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-11-2008
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings